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 This Month In Lambton 



This Month In Lambton

August 2018

The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation Now Accepting Funding Applications

The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation (The Foundation) is currently receiving funding applications for local capital projects.  Applications will be received until Monday, October 1, 2018, with successful applicants announced later that month.  To be eligible for funding, projects must be located in Lambton County.  Additional eligibility criteria can be found on The Foundation's website,

Logo - The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation

New Hours at Various Library Branches This Fall

Starting in September, Lambton County Library will be slightly adjusting the hours of several library branches to meet operational needs.

While open for approximately the same number of hours per week, the following Library branches will open under new hours effective Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Visit for a detailed list of adjusted hours.

Pictured below is the Lambton County Library branch in Alvinston.

Public Access Defibrillator Presented at Widder Station

Lambton EMS has presented Widder Station Golf and Country Club in Thedford with a new Public Access Defibrillator in memory of Al Price of Kettle Point.

The $1,300 needed to purchase the defibrillator was raised during a recent 100 km bike ride by a team of EMS staff.

To date, the County's Emergency Medical Services Department has acquired and installed 137 Public Access Defibrillators at locations across Lambton.

Pictured below are: Steve Robinson, PAD Program Coordinator, County of Lambton; Justin Sherriff, Director of Business Development, Widder Station Golf and Tap House; Dan McBean, Paramedic, County of Lambton; and Jay Cudney, Paramedic, County of Lambton.

Emergencies Lambton is a County-operated website designed to provide residents with information about local risks and hazards, and with tips about how they can prepare for potential emergencies at home.  Residents can also read up on a number of topics including severe weather, chemical emergencies, public health emergencies and alerting.

Throughout the year, various emergency preparedness topics are discussed at and in This Month in Lambton and we are now looking for your feedback.  Please visit and send us a message from the "Contacts" page if you have questions, or would like to see additional information about a particular emergency preparedness topic.

County Road 6  Closed for Bridge Rehabilitation

County Road 6 (Thomson Line) is closed to traffic to allow for repairs of the Shashawandah Creek Bridge, located between Kings Highway 21 (Rawlings Road) and Kinnaird Road.

Traffic is being detoured to the south via Highway 21 (Rawlings Road), Proof Line, and Kinnaird Road.

The closure, which took effect August 13, is expected to last for approximately eight weeks in total, weather permitting.

County Welcomes New General Manager, Social Services

Valerie Colasanti has joined the County of Lambton as General Manager, Social Services effective August 27, 2018.

Colasanti comes to the County from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent) where she has served for nearly 30 years, including most recently as Director, Employment & Social Services for the last 15 years.  During her time with Chatham-Kent, Colasanti has led a talented team of Program Managers and Supervisors who deliver a variety of social service programs including Income Support, Employment, Workforce Development, and Homelessness Prevention.  She has also served as Co-Chair of the local Prosperity Roundtable as well as Housing and Homelessness Committees.  She is highly regarded as a partner in the community and a champion of community engagement, development, and sustainability.

The General Manager, Social Services oversees programs and services offered in the County's Housing Services, Ontario Works, and Social Planning & Children's Services Departments (including the Circles™ program).

Exhibitions On Now at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Jaime Angelopoulos - On Now through October 14
Angelopoulos gives physicality to personal emotions and social behaviours by speaking through sculpture and impossibly intertwined drawings. Her subjects first take form on paper through small studies and creative writing – unfolding into the galleries physical space in euphoric colour and pattern.

This exhibition is circulated by the Musée regional de Rimouski in partnership with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and Thames Art Gallery.
Image Credit: Jaime Angelopoulos, Harrow, 2014; conte and oil pastel on paper
Image Credit: Jaime Angelopoulos, Harrow, 2014; conte and oil pastel on paper

John Kissick: The Boom Bits - On Now Through October 14
This exhibition covers the years 2009 to 2015 in the abstract painter’s critically acclaimed practice. It includes large canvases from the Dissonant Groove exhibition of 2012, and the artist's most recent excursions into glitter in the series Sugar Won’t Work of 2013 and 2014. The survey of nine paintings (and three prints) traces the artist’s recent development of hybrid pictorial motifs and art historical references through the dual lenses of contemporary pop culture and formal abstraction.

This exhibition is organized by the Thames Art Gallery in partnership with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Guelph.

Image Credit: John Kissick, The Boom Bit, 2011; oil and acrylic on canvas
Image Credit: John Kissick, The Boom Bit, 2011; oil and acrylic on canvas

Looking Ahead

9:30 a.m., Wed., September 5 - County Council
9 a.m., Wed., September 19 - Committee A.M.
1 p.m., Wed., September 19 - Committee P.M.
9:30 a.m., Wed., October 3 - County Council
9 a.m., Wed., October 17 - Committee A.M.
1 p.m., Wed., October 17 - Committee P.M.

Agendas for past and present Committee and Council meetings are available through the County's website.  Open Sessions of Lambton County Council meetings are steamed live and are also available for archival viewing.

Warden Bill Weber
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